A request for 72 hours to read proposed legislation is voted down, by Democrats.
◼ Dems block GOP demand for more time washingtontimes.com
Not just a request for TIME TO READ it but a to have a full cost-estimate before they vote on it, turned down.
"The American people are angry that Speaker Pelosi didn't allow the public and their elected representatives to read the trillion-dollar 'stimulus' bill or the national energy tax before they were rammed through the House," Minority Leader John Boehner, Ohio Republican, said Wednesday. "Congress can, and must, do better."
In the Senate Finance Committee debate, Democrats argued that the amendment, offered by Sen. Jim Bunning, Kentucky Republican, was merely an attempt to stall President Obama's top legislative priority.
And there you have it.
Your legislators are not working for you.